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Make No Mistake on continent’s unmatched opportunities despite Ebola scare- African Leaders tell Investors

Make No Mistake on continent’s unmatched opportunities despite Ebola scare- African Leaders tell Investors

-By Ajong Mbapndah L As the Ebola virus puts a dent on its image,African leaders are reminding investors of the continent’s  unmatched  economic and investment opportunities. Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda; Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda; John Mahama of Ghana, and Paul Kagame of Rwanda used a panel discussion at the Global African Investment Summit in London to taut the merits of investing in the billion man market that Africa offers. “From whichever angle you look at it, … Read entire article »

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A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

By Tanya Young Williams* Anthony Egbase, a nationalized American from Nigeria with dual citizenship, sat down with President Obama to discuss foreign policy and specifically the terror attacks in Syria by ISIS and in Nigeria by Boko Haram. Mr. Egbase is a highly respected Los Angeles attorney, who is licensed to practice in California, Maryland, District of Columbia and Nigeria. Egbase did … Read entire article »

Ethiopia’s ‘African tiger’ leaps towards middle income

Ethiopia’s ‘African tiger’ leaps towards middle income

  Progress has been remarkable since 1984’s ‘biblical famine’, but inequality, ethnic tension and civil rights issues need to be addressed It is now three decades since Ethiopia experienced the infamous famine that cost the lives of more than a million people. The tragedy prompted the BBC’s Michael Buerk to describe it as “a biblical famine in the 20th century” and “the … Read entire article »

DR Congo doctor Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov prize

DR Congo doctor Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov prize

A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won Europe’s top human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims in the country. Denis Mukwege was announced the winner of the Sakharov prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The 59-year-old gynaecologist set up the Panzi hospital in eastern Congo in 1999 to treat women who have been subject to … Read entire article »

Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO

Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO

By Michelle Roberts* Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization. Speaking in Geneva, Dr Marie Paule Kieny said work was also advancing quickly to get drugs and a vaccine ready for January 2015. The Ebola outbreak has already killed more … Read entire article »

Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018

Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018

By Matt McGrath* Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa. Under the scheme, up to 2.5 million UK homes could be powered by Tunisian sunshine by 2018. The company involved says they have already spent 10 million euros developing the site. A number of overseas energy producers are competing to bring … Read entire article »

A first for Tanzania: Dar es Salaam to host The Economist Events’ Health Care in Africa 2014

A first for Tanzania: Dar es Salaam to host The Economist Events’ Health Care in Africa 2014

The Economist Events will be hosting their Health Care in Africa Summit  in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro on November 18th and 19th 2014. Drawing together the key stakeholders representing the continents entire health care spectrum, attendees will discuss the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing health care in Africa. The latest addition to the high-powered speaker … Read entire article »

Rwanda Flips The Script, Will Screen All Travelers From U.S. For Ebola

Rwanda Flips The Script, Will Screen All Travelers From U.S. For Ebola

ByCATHERINE THOMPSON* The east African nation of Rwanda is now screening all visitors who have traveled to the United States within 22 days of entry for Ebola, whether or not they show symptoms of the deadly virus. The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda posted the following notice to its website on Tuesday: On October 19, the Rwandan Ministry of Health introduced new Ebola Virus … Read entire article »

Latest News October 21, 2014

news From All Africa Botswana: Campaigns End Ahead of Polls [AEP]The political parties contesting in the Botswana general elections slated for this Friday 24 October 2014 ended their campaigns last Saturday ahead of the general elections experts foresee to be the toughest since independence in1966. South Africa: Judge Sends Pistorius to Jail [SAPA]Pretoria -Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the culpable homicide killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Somalia: UN Envoy Condemns Attack On African Union Troops in Hiiraan Region [UN News]The UN envoy for Somalia condemned today an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area, which is … Read entire article »

Kaberuka disappointed with international response, calls for African solidarity in fighting back Ebola

Kaberuka disappointed with international response, calls for African solidarity in fighting back Ebola

“Ebola is first and foremost our problem. Before relying on international aid, we must first encourage Africans to take action. I therefore call for African solidarity on this issue.” These were the words of Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, during the Rebranding Africa Forum held in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday, October 18. The event, which focused on … Read entire article »